Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid.
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
“He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.”